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Sessional Family Group Conference Co-ordinator- LB Lambeth

Children’s Social Care – Sessional Family Group Conference Coordinator
*Only experienced Family Group Conference Coordinators need apply*

Full time

An hourly rate of £25.00 DOE + travel costs

Lambeth Civic Centre, 6 Brixton Hill, London,SW2 1EG, United Kingdom

London Borough of Lambeth is currently seeking to recruit a few experienced Family Group Conference Co-ordinators. The FGC model is used to bring family members and friends together to look at how they can collectively provide safe, supportive, and sustainable solutions to the problems being experienced in caring for children within the family.

Your role is to arrange and organise the meeting and empower/ assist the family group members to come to their own decisions about how they will care for their child/ren. You will also assist the referrers and other professionals/ information providers with the contents in preparing FGC Agenda/ Questions and at the FGC. You will give an importance of facilitating the participation of the children/ young people and their families when they are working with agencies. Good communication skills and the ability to engage quickly with clients will be essential. Mediation skills are vital to the post in order that differences of opinion can be expressed constructively.

The expectation is that you will complete each referral within 25 hours.

You will also be adaptable and flexible with the ability to organise and plan your own workload, with an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. The post will require some working in the evenings and weekends.

An FGC accreditation (FRG Model) is an essential requirement for this post.

Find out more about why Lambeth is a great place to take the next step in your social work career, please visit our website:

For an informal chat or if you need any further clarification on this role, you can contact Shahed Chowdhury via – 020 7926 8778 and 07967732705.

Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information about the DBS can be found at


Apply here and complete an online application form, clearly evidencing in the Supporting Statement Field how you meet the criteria marked with an ‘A’ at shortlist stage, along with uploading your CV.

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Closing Date:   Sunday 19th March 2023 at midnight

Lambeth aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all and is committed to safer recruitment.

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